Live Free Calls for Action After Tragic Shooting in Stl: Urgent Need for Common-sense Gun Laws and Mental Health Support

"Live Free mourns with our STL community members and families who were impacted by another act of gun violence yesterday. We remain undeterred in calling for full funding for community safety programs, common sense gun laws and signature investments into youth and family mental health and healing initiatives." - Pastor Mike Mcbride --------------------------------------------- We are devastated to learn about the senseless [...]

2023-06-20T16:03:31-04:00June 20th, 2023|Gun Violence, News, Public Safety|0 Comments

Memorial Day Weekend Marked by 20 Mass Shootings, 16 Lives Lost in Latest Wave of Us Gun Violence

During Memorial Day Weekend, the United States was plagued by a distressing wave of gun violence, marked by a staggering count of at least 20 mass shootings. Tragically, these incidents resulted in the loss of 16 lives and left over 80 individuals wounded. This wave of bloodshed commenced in Arizona, as a 20-year-old man was accused of perpetrating five separate shootings [...]

2023-06-02T12:17:11-04:00June 2nd, 2023|Gun Violence, News|0 Comments

Community Advocates and Law Enforcement Officials Unite at Gun Violence Prevention Summit in Central Florida

On Monday, May 8, 2023, a significant event took place in Central Florida as community advocates, politicians, and law enforcement officials gathered for a Gun Violence Prevention Summit. With recent incidents of gun violence sparking debates across the nation, the summit aimed to address this critical issue. Hosted by State Attorney Monique Worrell, the event emphasized the importance of collaboration between [...]

2023-05-23T16:27:57-04:00May 18th, 2023|Justice, News, Partners|0 Comments

Gov. Whitmer Takes Action on Gun Violence with Universal Background Checks and Safe Storage Requirements

Gov. Whitmer Signs Commonsense Gun Violence Prevention Bills Hour Detroit -  Christina Clark April 13, 2023 The bills were signed Thursday morning and will establish universal background checks and safe storage requirements. On Thursday morning, after work with Michigan Legislature, community groups, law enforcement, students and parents, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation she proposed at her State of the State in [...]

2023-04-26T09:46:53-04:00April 26th, 2023|Gun Violence, News|0 Comments

Tennessee Mayors Call for Action on Gun Violence: Recommendations for Policy Change

Tennessee mayors call for leaders to enact policy actions to reduce gun violence New Channel 5 - Kelly Broderick April 19, 2023   NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Mayors of Nashville, Knoxville, Shelby County and Chattanooga have come together to write a letter to state leaders calling for a reduction in gun violence. The letter was addressed to Governor Bill Lee, [...]

2023-04-25T09:35:50-04:00April 25th, 2023|Gun Violence, News|0 Comments

Reducing Gun Violence in America’s Cities: Why Community Violence Intervention Programs Demand Funding

There's a Proven Way to Reduce Gun Violence in America's Cities. We Just Need to Fund It TIME - EDDIE BOCANEGRA, ERICA FORD AND MIKE MCBRIDE More than 141 people were shot in our hometowns of Oakland, Chicago, and New York City over the July 4th weekend. The shooting victims included a 6-year old girl and her mother in the West [...]

Discover How Community Violence Intervention is Changing the Game in Combating Violent Crime

What's community violence intervention? DOJ pitches plan after awarding $100M in grants. USA Today - Grace Hauck February 16, 2023   Federal officials, community leaders and researchers are gathering in St. Louis this week to discuss a key component of the Justice Department's plan to combat violence in the U.S: community violence intervention and prevention programs. "We are funding programs that [...]

Columbus’ New Office of Violence Prevention to Receive Support from National Anti-violence Network

  Columbus' new Office of Violence Prevention to be offered help from other cities ABC 6 - Steve Levine March 28, 2023 A national anti- violence network made up of cities across the country, is now preparing to help Columbus’ new Office of Violence Prevention. “They’ll have access to us in terms of thinking through the shape of the office,” David [...]

Detroit Mayor Duggan Launches Community Violence Intervention Program to Curb Gun Violence

Mayor Duggan to launch gun violence prevention program at State of the City Detroit Free Press - Dana Afana   Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is expected to announce a new federally funded crime prevention program at his 10th State of the City address Tuesday at the Michigan Central Station. The community-based violence intervention program, known as CVI, is aimed at preventing [...]

Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Slams Lawmakers for Inaction on Gun Violence: America Has Changed.

  SAN ANTONIO -- Before the San Antonio Spurs closed out their 2023 season with a 138-117 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, head coach Gregg Popovich met with reporters and spoke his mind about gun violence in the United States. “I just wondered because we have a governor and lieutenant governor and an attorney general that made it easier [...]

2023-04-11T09:52:44-04:00April 11th, 2023|Gun Violence, News, Politics, Sports|0 Comments
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